Tag Archives: Fear Porn

This afternoon.

Do it.

DO it.

DO IT!

Meanwhile…

Meanwhile…

Good grief.

Press Ombudsman Peter Feeney

 

This morning.

The Press Ombudsman has said 2020 was ‘a good year for Irish media as print and broadcasting rose to the challenge of broadcasting through pandemic’.

No, really.

Via RTÉ:

However, Peter Feeney said there was a huge contrast with coverage online, where he said there was a huge amount of misreporting and inaccurate information.

Speaking to RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Mr Feeney said what people got online essentially was “pub talk” and although social media companies took significant measures to address it, he said it is very hard to address given the sheer volume of information online.

Hic.

Meanwhile..

Mr Feeney said there were two categories of complaints relating to covid coverage: people who were unhappy with newspaper reportage, and felt that those who were opposed to vaccines and the public health programme did not get fair coverage, and those who were concerned about privacy issues.

However, he pointed out, just one covid complaint was upheld, which suggests that the newspaper coverage was accurate and correct.

Hmm.

Meanwhile…

Mr Feeney said that social media had been a huge gain for the public in general, but that it also “carries harm” and can be an aggressive environment.

Go fupp yourself, Feeney.

Press Ombudsman says media rose to Covid challenge (RTÉ)

RollingNews

RTÉ Investigates: Covid19 – The Third Wave.

Laura Fitzgerald writes:

This compelling docuentary takes viewers into the heart of Tallaght University Hospital where once again frontline staff face enormous challenges, in the latest surge of Covid-19. Revealing the true picture behind the ongoing headlines and daily numbers, the compelling documentary shows doctors and nurses fighting to keep Covid patients alive in the current third wave.

Needs more bubbles.

RTÉ Investigates: Covid19 – The Third Wave at 9.35pm on RTÉ One.

Pic: RTÉ

Ah here.

Last night.

Claire Byrne Live on RTÉ 1.

Professor Luke O Neill and comedian Bernard O’Shea test out covid-denying bubbles.

Meanwhile…

Um.

Watch back here

Meanwhile…

HSE CEO Paul Reid at Dr Steevens’ Hospital for the weekly HSE operational update on the response to Covid-19.

This afternoon.

Dr Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin.

Meanwhile…

NPHET has told the Government that it will become increasingly difficult to maintain the level of suppression of Covid-19 that has been achieved since the New Year.

Dr Tony Holohan advised the Minister for Health that NPHET expects a large number of additional deaths from the virus in the coming weeks.

In its letter to Stephen Donnelly on 21 January, NPHET said the country remains in a very vulnerable position despite great progress in recent weeks.

It warned that “we will all find it challenging to maintain the very low levels of social contact and adherence to social distancing and hygiene measures required to maintain suppression“.

NPHET concerns over maintaining level of virus suppression (RTÉ)

RollingNews

Keep your windows closed if you have not had a rona test, advise Gardai.

This afternoon.

People who are travelling to and from Covid-19 tests are being urged not to open their window if they are stopped at a garda checkpoint en route

Instead they should display their test appointment confirmation through the window.

Gardaí have said that at least five unmasked drivers who were on their way to a testing centre rolled down their windows to talk to gardaí at one checkpoint near Ashbourne in Co Meath yesterday.

 

People traveling to tests urged not to open window at checkpoints (RTÉ)

RollingNews

Professor Philip Nolan, Chair of NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group (IEMAG)

This morning.

RTÉ Radio One’s Morning Ireland.

NPHET believes even the severe measures coming into effect today and just after Christmas will ‘not be enough to bring the reproduction number down as low as it needs to go’.

Via RTÉ News:

The chair of NPHET’s Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group, said “we are in a surge” and the virus is spreading rapidly.

Professor Philip Nolan said he does not think the measures being introduced from today will be enough to bring the virus under control and this time it is coming “really fast and really hard” and the next few days will determine what happens in January.

He urged people to keep numbers to a minimum and not to spend too much time together as it is long gatherings in indoor settings where control of the virus is lost.

Prof Nolan said if people have been out and about a great deal recently they should stay away from loved ones who may be vulnerable.

Minister who tested positive for Covid after shopping trip ‘followed all rules’ (Independent.ie)

Sam Boal/RollingNews

Meanwhile…

Turn that frown upside down.

FIGHT!

 

Dr Colm Henry, Chief Clinical Officer, HSE at a press briefing today

This afternoon.

Dr Henry said the HSE had seen an extraordinary growth of infection in the past week, beyond what even the more extreme versions of modelling would have predicted.

Dr Henry said it had not seen this level of concern since the beginning of the pandemic. The five-day rolling average was now 714, up around 100% since last week.

….If the current growth rate continued on its current trajectory, he said there would be 1,000 cases a day by the end of this month and by the end of the first week in January it could be 1,500 cases a day.

But don’t be fearful.

Or stressed.

FIGHT!

Transmission levels of Covid-19 ‘very serious and dangerous’ – HSE

Earlier: Strainuinely

Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Meanwhile…

Um.

Last night.

RTÉ’s Prime Time.

Hardcore fear/concern porn highlighting the new ‘mutant’ covid strain and featuring shameless rona restriction-breaching pair (see top) Miriam O’Callaghan and Tanaiste Leo Varadkar.

Fight!

Earlier: Go To Your Room